When we want to talk with an individual, we seek first to make eye contact with that individual. Conversely, when we do not want to talk with someone, we avoid eye contact.
This principle of eye contact applies to God as well. If you want to communicate with Him you seek eye contact, if you want Him to leave you alone you avoid eye contact.
If you are truly seeking eye contact with God, your starting point is to know that He’s watching everyone twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. God doesn’t see you only when you pray or only when you go to church. He sees you all the time. Therefore, the only condition necessary to make eye contact is for you to look toward Him. If you’ve kept in mind that He’s been watching you, it will be easier for you believe you’re making the eye contact you seek. Conversely, if you’ve been forgetting that He’s always watching, your faith will be weak when it’s time to lock eyes with Him.
Practice living as if God is always watching and you will have faith strong enough to turn the eyes of your heart to Him.
Eye contact is the starting point of effective communication. Therefore, make eye contact with God having effective communication in mind – whether that communication be short or long. It’s okay to afterward look away in order to pay attention to things on earth, especially to love others…as long as you remember that He continues watching you until you once again have opportunity to turn your gaze upon Him.